Catherine Jewel Feltus
January 18, 1915
|Died||January 14, 2004 88)(aged|
|Other names||Kay Craig|
|Alma mater||Indiana University|
(m. 1940; (His death. 1987)
Born in Bloomington, Indiana, she later moved to Los Angeles to become an actress. A graduate of Indiana University, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society and was recognized as the outstanding senior girl.
As a student at the Pasadena Playhouse, she met Robert Preston, whom she later married. Soon after that, she appeared in bit roles in movies such as Las Vegas Nights (1941), West Point Widow (1941), Parachute Nurse (1942), Showboat Serenade (1944) and The Bride Wore Boots (1946). Later, she found more success in movies such as Seven Were Saved (1947) — her first leading role, The Pretender (1947), and Albuquerque (1948).
After 1950, she retired from movie acting and supported her husband in his endeavors while appearing in some plays such as Bell, Book and Candle and Inherit the Wind.
|1940||Doomed to Die||Cynthis Wentworth|
|1940||Murder Over New York||Stewardess||Uncredited|
|1941||Las Vegas Nights||Girl with Bill||Uncredited|
|1941||One Night in Lisbon||Guest||Uncredited|
|1941||West Point Widow||Hilda||Uncredited|
|1941||Nothing but the Truth||Betty - Receptionist||Uncredited|
|1941||Among the Living||Second Mill Girl||Uncredited|
|1942||Parachute Nurse||Lt. Mullins|
|1942||You Were Never Lovelier||Julia Acuña - the Bride||Uncredited|
|1943||Salute for Three||Canteen Hostess||Uncredited|
|1943||Spy Train||Jane Thornwall|
|1944||Lady in the Dark||Miss Foster|
|1944||The Story of Dr. Wassell||Mrs. Wayne||Uncredited|
|1944||Fun Time||Secretary||Short; Uncredited|
|1944||And Now Tomorrow||Receptionist||Uncredited|
|1944||Here Come the Waves||Lt. Townsend|
|1945||Incendiary Blonde||Louella Parsons||Uncredited|
|1945||You Hit the Spot||Minerva||Short|
|1945||Love Letters||Jeanette Campbell||Uncredited|
|1945||The Stork Club||Louella Parsons||Uncredited|
|1946||The Bride Wore Boots||Mrs. Medford||Uncredited|
|1946||The Strange Love of Martha Ivers||French Maid||Uncredited|
|1946||Cross My Heart||Reporter||Uncredited|
|1947||The Perfect Marriage||Julie Camberwell||Uncredited|
|1947||Seven Were Saved||Lt. Susan Brisoce|
|1947||Sweet and Low||Andrew Mather, Masquerade Party Hostess||Short|
|1947||The Pretender||Claire Worthington|
|1948||Appointment with Murder||Lorraine W. Brinckley|
|1949||El Paso||Mrs. Elkins|
|1950||No Man of Her Own||Rosalie Baker||(final film role)|
- "Kay Craig Will Star in Production at I.U." The Indianapolis News. Indiana, Indianapolis. January 8, 1943. p. 18. Retrieved September 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Jordan River Revue Song Is Tune For 5 Former I.U. Students in Films". The Indianapolis Star. Indiana, Indianapolis. December 16, 1940. p. 14. Retrieved September 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Scholar". The Havre Daily News. Montana, Havre. August 4, 1944. p. 3. Retrieved November 16, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Catherine Craig Given Role in 'El Paso". The Evening News. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. September 21, 1948. p. 21. Retrieved November 16, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Catherine Craig In First Leading Role". The Times Herald. Michigan, Port Huron. March 10, 1946. p. 18. Retrieved September 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Hollywood Couple Wed in Las Vegas". Oakland Tribune. California, Oakland. United Press. November 10, 1940. p. 20. Retrieved November 16, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.